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  • Shaun Sabey's MBI Stats
    Approved Reports: 37
    Points: 1415 pnts
    Award Level:  Progressive Breeder
    Total Posts: 188
    MBI Join Date: 12/5/2010 9:48:35 PM
    Last Login: 9/23/2022 9:31:47 PM
    Location: American Fork, UT
    MBI Site: Wasatch Marine Aquarium Society Forums
  • Species Data
    Species: Scartella cristata
    Has Successfully been bred and raised in captivity
    Class: C
    Synonyms: Adonis cristatus, Blennius arboreus, Blennius asterias, Blennius crinitus, Blennius cristatus, Blennius microstomus, Blennius pinaru, Scartella cristatus, Scartella microstoma
    Environment: Reef-associated; marine; depth range 0 - 10 m (Ref. 9710 )
    Size/Weight/Age: Max length : 12.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 13628 )
    Distribution: Tropical Western Atlantic: Bermuda, Florida (USA), and northern Gulf of Mexico to Brazil. Eastern Atlantic: Mauritania and the Canary Islands to about Möwe Bay, Namibia. Also known in the southern parts of Mediterranean, including the following most southern localities of the northern coast: Torremolinos and Taramay near Motril (Spain), Sicily, Kyra Island (Gulf of Aigina) and near Palaea Epidavros, Peloponnes (Greece) (Ref. 5298 ). Northwest Pacific: Japan (Ref. 559, 9137, 35771) and Taiwan.
    Description: Dorsal spines (total): 12; Dorsal soft rays (total): 14-15; Anal spines: 2; Anal soft rays: 14 - 17. Resembles P. yatabei but easily distinguished by a median series of cirri on nape. A short supraorbital cirrus present (Ref. 559 ). Dull green or olive with dark bars on body which extend into lower part of dorsal fin (Ref. 13442 ).
    Biology: Inhabit shallow rocky areas and tide pools. Hide in empty Strombus gigas shells (Ref. 13628 ), holes or troughs of rocks, or between algae (Ref. 5981 ). Herbivorous (Ref. 13442 ). Unusual erectile nuchal crest (Ref. 41019 ). Oviparous (Ref. 205 ). Eggs are demersal and adhesive (Ref. 205 ).
    Data Sheet: http://www.fishbase.org/Summary/speciesSummary.php?id=3770
    WoRMS: http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxlist&tName=Scartella cristata
    Classification Request: Classification Request Not Available

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